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Singapore Airlines Relaunches U.S. Routes in December

Singapore Airlines Relaunches U.S. Routes in December
Joe Cortez

Despite the spike of COVID-19 cases across the United States, Singapore Airlines is planning to increase service between the city-state and the United States. In addition to re-launching their route between Singapore and San Francisco, the carrier will also increase their nonstop flights to and from Los Angeles to five times per week.

Singapore Airlines is planning to increase their service to the West Coast in December by re-launching the San Francisco route and expanding Los Angeles flights. In a press release, the airline announced they will resume flying to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) starting on Dec. 17, 2020, while increasing their service to Los Angeles to five times per week.

Routes Part of Planned Growth in Flying to the United States

Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, Singapore Airlines operated 57 flights per week between their home nation and the United States. Flyers were able to catch flights to Singapore from Houston, Seattle, and New York City.

As the novel Coronavirus spread, demand for international travel decimated and borders closed. Now months into the health crisis, Singapore Airlines believes the timing is right to once again re-introduce routes to California.

“Our nonstop flights provide the fastest, most convenient way to travel between the U.S. and Southeast Asia,” Joey Seow, regional vice president for the Americas at Singapore Airlines, said in a press release. “So we’re pleased to begin the process of restoring these travel options for our customers.”

Starting on Dec. 2, 2020, Singapore Airlines will expand their service between Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to five times per week. The airline will fly the route using a long-range Airbus A350-900, featuring 42 business class seats and 24 premium economy seats.

On Dec. 17, 2020, the airline will renew their flight services to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), again using an A350-900. These flights will feature 67 busines class seats and 94 premium economy seats.

American Flyers Still Not Welcome to Singapore

Although the airline is once again offering service between the U.S. West Coast and Singapore, passengers carrying an American passport will still not be allowed to enter the city-state. Under Singapore law, travelers carrying a U.S. passport will only be allowed to transit through Singapore Changi Airport to a destination that accepts American travelers.

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